Review Roundup

By Polar_Bear
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Jun 17th, 2017
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And we’ve made it to another weekend. I’m sure a lot of you are up at the LGS, trying out 8th Edition 40k. But between those games and talking about all the stuff you’re going to do with your army, here’s the regular grouping of reviews that I know you all love so much.

Today we have: Small World, Galactic Warlord Battle For Dominion, Dice Hospital, Shahrazad, Dark Souls, Bushido, Dungeon Crawler The Thorn Expansion, Star Trek: Ascendancy, VS 2PCG Legacy Expansion, Alchemists The King’s Golem Expansion, Super Dungeon Explore Arena, Terra Mystica App, Tomb Trader, Jaipur App, Bio-Logic, Dragon Tower, Gnomi, and Zombie Tower 3D.

Toucan Play That Game:

Small World Review

In this video you can find out my thoughts on Small World by Days of Wonder.

Galactic Warlords Battle for Dominion Preview

In this paid video you can find out about Galactic Warlords Battle for Dominion by Archona Games.

Dice Hospital Overview

An overview of Dice Hospital from designer Mike Nudd, recorded live at UK Games Expo 2017.

theMCGuiRE review:

Shahrazad Review

theMCGuiRE review takes a look at Shahrazad, a new board game from Osprey Games. In this quick solo and 2-player experience you will lay tiles to build the best story for the King as possible. Be careful as if you place the tiles in the wrong location – it will be a weak story-line for you.

Learn to Play:

Dark Souls

In this video I will teach you how to play including: component breakdown, player and board setup, encounter setup, enemy turn, player turn, boss setup, boss movement and combat, secondary setup.
I will also give you my thoughts and opinions on the game.

Shut Up & Sit Down:

Bushido Miniatures Game Review

I’m standing here, what feels like a katana in my chest, the bodies of my soldiers piled around me. I’m standing here defeated and absolutely delighted, a big grin on my face, trying to figure out what it’s doing there.

That was the end of my second play of Bushido by GCT Games – the actual impaling being only metaphorical, if you’re the queasy sort, but the defeat and delight being real. From my first encounter, what intrigued me about Bushido was that I found it immensely pleasurable even when I lost horribly. Let me try to explain why.

If the name and picture don’t make it apparent, Bushido is a tabletop skirmish game set in a world inspired by Japanese folklore, or at least a western, Tolkein-filtered riff on Japanese folklore. Elves and Dwarves are replaced by Tengu and Oni, the heroes include snake-people and warrior pandas, and the outfits look like the result of a raid on a Kurosawa film’s prop closet. All in the best possible way.

Play Board Games:

Dungeon Crawler The Thorn Expansion Review

The Thorn is the second small box expansion for Dungeon Crawler. It adds 82 new cards to the game.

This increases the challenge and gives you more options for building your deck.

Tales from the Yawning Portal Review

Tales from the Yawning Portal updates seven of the deadliest dungeons for 5th Edition Dungeon and Dragons.

You can run these as is or just borrow from them for your homebrew game.

Star Trek Ascendancy Review

Star Trek Ascendancy is a 4X game full of space exploration and conflict in the Star Trek universe

VS 2PCG Legacy Expansion Review

Legacy is the third expansion for the VS 2PCG series. It adds new characters, plot twists and main characters for every released faction.

Alchemists The King’s Golem Expansion Review

The King’s Golem expansion adds a few different modules to the Alchemists board game. You can choose which to add to your game depending how much you want to change the base game.

Super Dungeon Explore Arena Review

Super Dungeon Explore Arena is an expansion that changes this game from a cooperative dungeon crawl to a two-player skirmish.

Terra Mystica App Review

Terra Mystica is an area control board game that is now available as an app for Android and iOS.

iSlaytheDragon:

Tomb Trader Review

In Tomb Trader, you play as an adventurer on the hunt for treasure. Over a series of rounds, you’ll engage in intense negotiations with the other players in order to split the treasure cards amongst yourselves. If you can gather the most valuable treasure by the end of the game, you’ll emerge victorious.

Jaipur App Review

Jaipur is a trading card game for two players. “Trading for two? How does that make sense?” You say. Not an unfounded question.

It works by putting a set of 5 cards in the center of the table – that’s the Market. Technically, you trade with the market, not the other player. However, anything you put on the market naturally becomes available to the other player.

Board Game Quest:

Bio-Logic Preview

Players in Bio-Logic are one of six foreign bodies invading a human: Amoeba, Virus, Parasite, Bacteria, Prion or ASP (Autonomous Strike Personnel – nanobots). Whose body it is doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that the player who improves the strength, resilience, and infection power of their invader enough will be able to survive a final battle against other invaders. The player whose infector wins the battle, wins the game.

Dragon Tower Review

In Dragon Tower, players must work together to rescue the princess from her prison tower. The game is actually played in two parts, with the first part having players build up a scaffolding alongside the tower. Once that is built, they must then quickly, and carefully, retrieve the princess before the dragon destroys all their hard work. If they can get the princess back to her carriage before the tower collapses, they’ll enjoy a shared victory.

Gnomi Review

Gnomi revolves around players controlling what appears to be a family of gnomes harvesting a specific group of mushrooms. Players use their mushrooms and gnome powers to steal mushrooms from one another. Once only one player remains with cards that can be activated, that player wins.

Zombie Tower 3D Review

In Zombie Tower 3D, you’re trapped in a building filled with zombies and you’ll be trying to save survivors, find various items, and, of course, escape. To make matters worse, the building is collapsing and limiting where characters can go. Players are not able to see the other characters are but you can talk and pass item cards through small gaps in the rubble. If all players are able to meet the escape conditions, then they all escape and have survived. The real winner though is the player with the highest VP from survivors and the Minor Objective Cards.

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